Grand jury to hear case of accused police attacker

Grand jury to hear case of accused police attacker

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Madison County grand jury will hear the case against a man accused of attacking a Huntsville police officer. Olusola Kuponiyi faces an attempted murder charge stemming from the August attack.

Kuponiyi was supposed to be in court Wednesday, but his attorney decided to waive the hearing before the suspect was due to be transported from the jail to the courthouse. It would have been the first time the public has seen him since his arrest.

Huntsville Police said Kuponiyi attacked an officer outside of a Quizno's restaurant on University Drive. During the alleged fight, the suspect is accused of biting, pepper spraying and slashing the police officer. Authorities said the suspect slammed the officer's head into the ground multiple times and tried to reach for his gun.

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